I'm a Canadian citizen currently studying abroad in the United Kingdom. My laptop recently broke and I need to buy a new one. The specific model I want does not ship to the UK. It is however, easy to have it shipped to my parents in Canada. They'll be traveling to Ireland in a few weeks where I'll be meeting them for a short vacation. After that, I'll be traveling back to the UK for a few months to complete my studies. I want to ship the laptop to my parents and pick it up off them when we meet in Ireland.
Would my parents be required to pay duties on the laptop upon arriving in Ireland? If so, roughly how much would they be required to pay? The laptop costs ~$2000 CAD.